Will of Frances Holland, widow, 1812 (proved 1833)

National Archives, PROB 11/1811/326

In the Name of God Amen this is the Last Will and Testament of me Frances Holland of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow made in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Holland all and Singular my Personal Estate of every sort and kind of which I shall be possessed or entitled unto at the time of my decease  To hold the same and every part thereof to him his executors administrators and assigns  Upon this special trust and confidence that is to say in Trust to convert such part thereof as shall not be in money into ready money and then to put and place all my said personal Estate out at Interest on Government or other good and proper security or securities as he or they shall in their discretion shall think proper (with power at any time or times hereafter to call in and replace out again at Interest the whole or any part of the said trust money) and the interest therefrom arising to pay and apply unto and for the use and benefit of my two youngest daughters Ann Holland and Martha Holland equally between them until the youngest of them shall attain her full age of twenty one years (whose receipt or receipts for the same I declare to be an effectuall discharge to my said son Benjamin Holland for the interest money therein expressed to be retrospectively paid to them or either of them) and from and immediately after my youngest daughter shall have attained such age then my will and desire is And I do hereby direct my said Son Benjamin his executors administrators and assigns with all convenient speed to call in and receive all my said personal property and equally to pay and divide the same between himself and all  my other children which shall be then living equally share and share alike  And in case any of my said children shall happen to die before the time hereinbefore mentioned for the division of my said personal property leaving lawful issue him her or them surviving then my will is that the child or children of him her or them so dying shall take the same share as his her or their parent or parents would have been entitled to by virtue of this my will And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Son Benjamin Holland full and sole Executor and trustee of this my last Will and Testament with full power for him or his adm(inistrat)ors from time to time to retain to and reimburse himself or themselves all such reasonable costs charges or expences as he or they shall be put into in and about  the execution of the trusts hereinbefore mentioned hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twelve – Frances Holland [signature] Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Frances Holland the testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto B.H. Prickett [signature] – Edward Prickett [signature]

Proved at London 12th February 1833 before the Worshipful William Robinson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Benjamin Holland the son the sole Ex(ecut)or to whom Adm(inistrati)on was granted having been first duly sworn to administer


Frances was the sister of the Ivatts brothers ran the grocery business at 1 Horn Street until Robert Ivatts' death in 1821. The previous owner was her husband John Redding Holland (d.1805; see his will), who actually lived in Aylesbury. John and Frances bought it in 1792. John (bap. 1764) was descended from the very old-established Holland family of Granborough. He was a younger son of Benedict Holland of Hardwick, gentleman, who had moved back to Granborough before his death was recorded at the 1803 manor court.

Benjamin Holland was also his uncle Robert Ivatts' co-executor. Frances was buried at Aylesbury in 1832, presumably with her husband; she was 64.

Copyright 6 June, 2021